Amaarae and Tems Sing New Track from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Prologue EP

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The newly announced Marvel film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, recently revealed its first trailer and will drop on November 11. 

Now, the Wakanda Forever Prologue EP – composed of three songs – is dropped by the Disney Music Group, featuring Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry” covered by Tems and Santa Fe Klan’s “A Body, A Coffin” and “Soy” covered by Amaarae. 

The three tracks are produced by the movie’s composer Ludwig Göransson. 

Film director Ryan Coogler and Göransson issued a statement elaborating on the EP.

“This Prologue is an aural first glimpse of Wakanda Forever. The sound world for the film began with extended trips to Mexico and Nigeria,” it said. 

“We spent our days working with traditional musicians who educated us about the cultural, social and historical contexts of their music. We built a catalogue of instrumental and vocal recordings with them that explored both traditional and non-traditional uses of their musical material.”

They stressed in the statement their efforts to correctly represent the music of the film and the original artists of a genre. 

They added, “During the nights on these trips, we had recording sessions with contemporary artists who were akin to the characters and thematic material explored in the film. Using the script as a blueprint, along with the recordings from the traditional musicians, we began to build a musical vocabulary for the characters, storylines and cultures.” 

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The statement mentioned how the trip improved the “instrumental score and soundtrack” of the film. 

“The instrumental score and soundtrack for Wakanda Forever both organically grew from these sessions and workshops. They are conceived together as a singular entity to create an immersive and enveloping sound world for the film,” the statement concluded.

First Black Panther film: Wakanda Forever

The first Black Panther film’s soundtrack was curated and produced by Kendrick Lamar, featuring SZA, Travis Scott, the Weeknd, Future, James Blake, Swae Lee, and many more. 

In 2019, Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed T’Challa in the first Black Panther and numerous Marvel films, died due to colon cancer. 

Göransson bagged the Best Original Music Score award for his song from the movie.

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